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Off the beaten path, 20 minutes from Waipio Valley

Honokaa, HI, USA
  • Cottage750 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

One bedroom spacious cottage, quiet and serene in front of a lily pond.

The cottage has one spacious bedroom with sitting area, a country style kitchen area, a dining room and a bathroom.

The bedroom itself is about 300 sq ft with a queen size bed, a rattan couch & chair, and a TV & DVD player to enjoy a movie after a day of exploring. There is also wireless and cable internet in the room.

Rainbow Bee Farm Cottage is converted from the tour/education building of our once active honey farm where for the past 20 years we produced a world famous gourmet honey - Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey. (We recently retired from and sold the honey business.)

If you are interested in learning about bees, Richard ( 30 years a professional beekeeper) is happy to share with you his bee-keeping stories and experience.


Candice & Richard

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 23, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • The bathroom has a bath tub with lots of sky lights.

        Location Type

          • Ocean View
            Distant view of the ocean on a clear day.
          • Rural


              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Fireplace
                        Electric fireplace inside the bedroom.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size refrigerator.
                          • Stove
                            2-burner gas counter top stove.
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • caves
                                              • cinemas
                                              • coin laundry
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • playground
                                              • pond
                                              • restaurants
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            26 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great Rural Spot in the NE Corner of Hawaii

                                                            Jean-ellen M.

                                                            We loved the peaceful quiet and privacy of the cottage. Richard and Candice were very welcoming. They have attended to every detail to ensure an attractive and comfortable environment and generously provided organic coffee and delectable honey from their own bees. The location is excellent for exploring the whole north and northeast parts of the island.

                                                            Unique, spacious, nice

                                                            Dale B.

                                                            Hosts were went beyond our expectations. It's not everyone who stays in a former beekeeping education facility (retired beekeeper host) .

                                                            Was a bit chilly at night, but once I used the provided heaters, was fine.

                                                            It's nice to have more room than a hotel room. We've stayed at 5 star resorts on a beach that had been ranked #1. I enjoyed the space & quiet here more. We did miss the beaches, but they are less than an hour away. During our stay, storms made the beaches unusable anyway.

                                                            I don't want to compliment them too much, since we don't want the place to be sold out next time. :)

                                                            Rainbow cottage

                                                            Dennis M.

                                                            Secluded and comfortable. The owners have considered everything one might need and provided for it. Windy roads did not prevent us from finding local groceries or restaurants or exploring this part of the island.

                                                            So much aloha!

                                                            Laurie R.

                                                            From the moment we arrived at the Bee Cottage, we felt like we had "come home". The warm welcome we received from Candice and Richard, the spacious, comfortable and cozy cottage, the lovely gardens, the privacy and solitude, and all the extras, like coffee, tea, honey, great DVDs and books, and so much more, all made our stay here extraordinary! Having to leave after only 4 days was the only difficult part of our stay. Mahalo to Richard and Candice for your kindness, aloha and generous spirit. Laurie and Rusty

                                                            Beautiful place to stay!

                                                            Larry C.

                                                            The property and cottage exceeded our expectations. The cottage was much larger than we thought it would be, well equipped for a comfortable stay and very clean. The owners are local, know the area well and can help with anything you may need to know. Location is central to seeing different areas of the island. Loved our stay there.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            It was such a pleasure to meet you and Debra. We look forward to seeing you next month.

                                                            wonderful, unique place


                                                            This was exactly what we wanted. Relatively close to the attractions we were interested in, but off the beaten track. Quiet and peaceful.

                                                            Richard and Candice are the perfect hosts striking a great balance between privacy and openness. Thanks.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you, Jeff and Deborah. It was lovely to meet you two and exchange stories. Hope to have you back again in the future. All the best to your new endeavor.


                                                            Candice & Richard


                                                            Honokaa, HI, USA


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